Communications OPSEC: trusted smartphone use for Special Operation Forces
05 Oct 2022
Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
Share how trusted modern mobile smartphone use is possible, being conducted by the US Government, and other governments in compliance with published technical surveillance countermeasures leadership from the US National Telecommunications Security Working Group (NTSWG), a US consortium of technology counter-surveillance professionals in Government. Awareness of this across Special Operations in Europe will allow discussions on how to move away from high active espionage risks prevalent with on-going smartphone use in special operations today and forward on enabling the trusted use of the smartphones that special operators have grown up carrying both for mission and enterprise use. Review of the Government use cases, cost benefit and more details on how trusted smartphone use is possible with physical sensor control of the cameras, microphones, and even control of the smartphone radios is possible and eliminates the threat. This discussion details how this is possible, and how very sensitive government agencies are already embracing the operational security improvements of trusted smartphone use.